We are getting a little whimsical for this week’s marry, date or dump. I had a hard time coming up with people, so instead I’m giving you three fictional bears to choose from. So let me know in the comments who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump when it comes to Paddington Bear, Corduroy Bear, and Winnie the Pooh. Also feel free to let me know if you think I’ve gone completely crazy. I can’t wait to see which bears you choose!
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13 thoughts on “Marry, Date or Dump: Paddington, Corduroy, and Winnie the Pooh”
Marry Paddington – he has an adventurous spirit, Date Pooh –he is loveable if a little limited, Dump Corduroy – he is to obsessed with buttons.
Haha you are cracking me up. Just think of all the marmalade you could eat with Paddington.
Adorable. 😉 Well I have to say marry Corduroy. That was my favorite book as a kid. I so wanted to find a Corduroy at the laundry mat. Date Paddington. He’d be fun. Dump Pooh, I think his forgetfulness and general interest in only things honey would get on my nerves. -RB
I loved Corduroy too. I totally agree with you about Pooh. He only has one true love: honey. I also think I’d get jealous of his close friendship with Piglet.
I love all three so I would keep them all as friends, as each of them are lovely in their own way. I have wonderful memories of them all–having read their books to both of my boys. They hold a special place in my heart–I could not imagine dumping or marrying any of them! And no, I do not think you are crazy–I love this one!
I’m glad people are getting into it. That is so sweet about reading them to your boys. My mother read all three of their books to me.
Actually, I feel like the only version of Pooh that’s limited and only loves honey is the Disney one. A.A. Milne’s original Winnie the Pooh was full of the Taoist wisdoms of valuing relaxation, intuition, and creativity. Literary Pooh is always writing poems, inventing games, or trying to discover new joys in life. I feel he’d make an excellent husband for me by balancing out the way the world tries to devalue quietness, doing nothing, and intuition. He’s also very determined and sees the bright side of things-literary Piglet is quite a flawed one. Plus, no one could be more loyal or supportive than the original Winnie the Pooh bear, who said: “If you live to be a hundred, I want to be 99 so that I don’t have to live a day without you.”
As for the others, I never actually was read Paddington Bear, so it’s between an unknown British traveler, who would probably be my human preference, or Corduroy. I am fond of Corduroy, but have a very difficult time thinking of him as a date, so I’ll stick to the traveler.
Wow. Really fantastic response. You are 100% right that I am thinking of Disney Winnie the Pooh. I haven’t read the books since I was a child, but you have definitely inspired me to give them another look when I get home.
Yes, you should definitely go back to the originals! I do love many things about Disney, but their version of Winnie the Pooh is not a great thing. Even his appearances in Milne’s poetry are wonderful-“Wherever I go there’s always Pooh, there’s always Pooh and me,” and how Christopher Robin would consult him about his math to boost confidence…’It isn’t much fun for One, but Two/Can stick together,’ says Pooh, says he./’That’s how it is,’ says Pooh.”
What more husbandly spirit could one want?
Oh, this is adorable!!! I would have to at least date all three since they’re so lovable. Pooh is very sweet and whimsical. He’d be great on rainy days, as would Paddington.
Yay! I’m glad you liked this week’s options.
I’m sorry, I’d simply have to move to India and join that tribe where 1 woman has 3 husbands. They are all too loveable to choose!
I’m all for polygamy when it comes to Marry, Date or Dump. We’re supposed to be able to “have it all” right?